Facing Fears

One of my favourite quotes reads “F-E-A-R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours”. These few words have stuck with me throughout my au pair experience because I find it relates a lot to many situations you go through as an au pair. It’s easy to... Continue Reading →

Adventure after Adventure

Two years ago if someone had told me I would be in the Netherlands at one point traveling and experiencing new things I would have told them they are such big joker. Since I was a little girl, the Netherlands has been my dream, learning more on land reclamation, wheat planting, cheese, and windmills made... Continue Reading →

Boy, oh Boy!

Where do I even begin with the 9- lettered word, Au Pairing? My year started off quite unconventional. I immensely struggled to find my feet as an 18 year old in this daring world that waits for no one. So many things surfaced as problematic and in complete honesty, au pair to au pair, this... Continue Reading →

“AND I WOULD WALK 500 MILES”

Hierdie jaar is 'n tyd van ontdekking, uitdagings en soos julle seker al kon aflei, lank loop. Jou au pair jaar kan vele dinge wees en dit hang ook af van persoon tot persoon, maar een faktor wat by almal 'n rol speel is jou ingesteldheid. Hoe jou jaar gaan verloop kan net een persoon bepaal en dit... Continue Reading →

Aan die einde van gemak…

Ek kan aan amper geen ander ervaring dink wat my so goed voorberei het vir die res van my lewe, as wat my tyd in Nederland het nie.  Om te werk as Au Pair is so ‘n nederige ervaring, ek kan nie anders voel as om te dink dat dit iets is wat elke jong... Continue Reading →

Travelling solo

Een van die hoofopskrifte van jou jaar as au pair is natuurlik – reis. So moet dit ook wees.  Gaan reis deur pragtige Nederland en sien alles wat aan jou gebied word. Moet net nie vergeet om die grens ook so nou en dan oor te steek nie. My eerste reiservaring was kort nadat ek... Continue Reading →

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